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  • Celtic FC Foundation donates £10,000 to PoppyScotland

    Celtic FC Foundation donates £10,000 to PoppyScotland

    By: Newsroom Staff on 09 Nov, 2018 17:31

  • AS we look ahead to the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, Celtic FC Foundation, the charitable arm of Celtic Football Club today announced that it has once again made a £10,000 donation to the work of Poppyscotland.

    Celtic players Daniel Arzani, Jozo Simunovic, Eboue Kouassi and captain Scott Brown presented the donation today (Friday) at the club’s Lennoxtown Training Centre.

    The club´s donation will be used primarily to support Poppyscotland´s education programme called ´Sowing the Poppy Seed´. The aim of this programme is to provide a comprehensive learning experience for nurseries, schools, further education institutions and other youth organisations.

    The project highlights the importance of remembrance and how conflicts affect communities. Delivered in conjunction with Education Scotland, the project has already been hugely successful.

    Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising, Gordon Michie, said: “Poppyscotland is delighted to have received another very generous donation from the Celtic FC Foundation. Over recent years the Foundation has been a significant and consistent supporter of our important Learning programme.

    "As we look ahead to major expansions in this area, including our exciting Moving Poppy project, this donation is incredibly valuable.”

    Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “It is hugely important we play a part in the education process by continuing our support of Poppyscotland through this financial donation.   

    "2018 is a very poignant year, signifying 100 years since the end of the Great War, a conflict which, tragically claimed so many lives across. As we approach Remembrance Sunday, it is important that we remember all those people and take time to remember the victims on all sides of all conflicts across the globe.

    “We have been a supporter of Poppyscotland for many years and we are sure this educational project, which the charity will deliver, will continue to be a great success.”

    Celtic supporter, Andy Temple was one of the fans who set up the Willie Angus VC CSC a number of years ago, in memory of former Celtic player Willie who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during the First World War.

    Andy said: "I am delighted that we have again made this presentation today, which will support some very important work and will also allow us to remember not only Willie, but so many people, including all those former Celtic players who played such an important role in the World Wars, many of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice”.

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